Journal Article

Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department.

Petinaux B; Bhat R; Boniface K; Aristizabal J.

This study found that only 3% of radiographs were misinterpreted by emergency physicians on a subsequent interpretation by a radiology attending. The most commonly missed findings included fractures, dislocations, and pulmonary nodules. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed radiographic errors in the emergency department.